HC Deb 28 January 1981 vol 997 cc460-1W
Dr. Roger Thomas

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will now publish the Department of Education and Science paper on spending cuts prepared for the Expenditure Steering Group on Education; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Mark Carlisle

I assume that the hon. Member is referring to a recent survey by Her Majesty's Inspectorate of the effects on the education service of local education authority expenditure policies. As I explained in answer to supplementary questions on 13 January, the inspectorate is still preparing its report. When it has been submitted to me I shall consider the question of publication.